Kelyn Brannon

CFO, Director

Former Head of Finance, Amazon

  • Kelyn is a 35-year finance veteran, with experience leading companies through successful IPOs. She was the first chief accounting officer and head of finance at Amazon.com. At Astra she ran Finance, Tax, Investor Relations, Legal, Compliance, People, EHS, IT and Treasury divisions.
  • Drove an accelerated and successful de-SPAC process with a $2.1B Market cap, along with an oversubscribed PIPE reflecting long-only investors. Led the approach to all SEC filings and comment processes.
  • Kelyn’s tenures as a CFO as well as a CEO at several leading enterprises, including, Calypso Technology, Calix, and Arista Networks. While serving as CFO of Arista Networks, Brannon successfully led a $4 billion accelerated IPO process, reduced worldwide tax liability by 3% through reorganization efforts, and helped nearly double the company’s revenue run-rate to more than $700 million, all while managing personnel growth from 500 to over 1200 individuals worldwide. Brannon also held senior finance positions at Sun Microsystems, Lexmark International, and Ernst & Young, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.